9 year old Stars, an indigenous West Coast horse, was retired after a hard life pulling carts. He had begun pulling carts too early and was worked very hard on tar roads. As a result he got bone chips in the fetlock joint which made him unstable and caused him pain. He has been on analgesics but does not need them now. We are watching him closely for signs of pain.
The arrival of Stars was quite a farmyard event with much checking out by the donkeys and sheep.
Stars is a friendly boy and a beautiful gentle horse. I have never had contact with a horse so I am greatly looking forward to getting to know him better.